TRX Training

We offer TRX training at our Chicago facility

What is TRX training

TRX is a type of training that uses your own body weight and gravity to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability, all while preventing injuries. Chicago Tri-Fitness offers TRX training taught by experienced professionals utilizing the latest techniques.

What are some of the advantages of using the TRX system?

You can minimize your training time by working your whole entire body, switching from one exercise to the next in just seconds. Do you know what the best part is? You have to engage your core in every exercise. Now, you may think that your core is just your abdominals. It is more than that. Your core includes the pelvis, abs, back and chest muscles. It is this core that offers your body stability, balance and flexibility. Everything you do in your life starts with your core, whether it is bending over to pick up the pen you dropped on the floor, washing your car, playing basketball with your kids or participating in an Ironman competition. A strong and stable core is important to help prevent injuries; not just in your lower back, but in your entire body. Just think of how developing good core strength and stability will enhance your performance and way of life.

By using your own body weight and gravity, you are able to adjust to your own personal fitness level just by walking closer or further away from the anchoring point. That means you do not have to go grab a different set of dumbbells or add more weight to the machine, you simply adjust your foot placement. This keeps you constantly challenging your body throughout every exercise, minimizing wasted time switching weights.

Why should we train on the TRX over traditional styles of training?

Traditional styles of training are performed in what we call the Saggital plane of motion, meaning moving forward, backward, pushing and pulling types of exercises while seated. An example would be the seated chest press, seated cable row and the leg press. None of these challenge the core. Do we only move forward and backward in our daily routine? The answer is NO. We move left, right, forwards, backwards, diagonally, reaching and twisting. Don’t you think we should train our bodies the same way? This is exactly why TRX classes help to prevent injuries. Besides developing a strong and stable core, you are moving in multi-planes through different exercises, training your body for daily activities and reducing the chance of injury.